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Germany’s Freudenberg endorses sustainable Eco-Check label products

24th Jun 2022

Germany’s Freudenberg Performance Materials, a supplier of technical textiles, is endorsing further, particularly sustainable products with its Eco-Check label introduced last year. These products comply with various environmental criteria. With immediate effect, five more solutions bear the label making the company’s commitment to sustainability...

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Wacker opens innovation centre & regional headquarters in Ann Arbor

13th May 2022

Wacker, a pioneer and global leader in chemical R&D and manufacturing, recently held a grand opening of its new innovation centre and regional headquarters in Ann Arbor. Corporate leadership hosted Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with several other state, county and township officials, in conducting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and touring the...

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Japan’s Mitsubishi & Toyota join hands to sell ethylene & propylene

7th Apr 2022

Japan’s Mitsubishi and Toyota Tsusho have joined hands to manufacture ethylene, propylene, and their derivatives using bioethanol as a raw material, with an aim to commence operation in 2025. The companies will evaluate the manufacture of 100 per cent plant-derived ethylene (bioethylene) and its derivatives using bioethanol as a raw material.

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Airtech is Mitsubishi’s US distribution partner for NEXX technologies

6th Apr 2022

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) has announced Airtech International as its global distribution partner for its NEXX Technologies business division. Airtech will be distributing NEXX technologies’ Enduredge Max lines of modified epoxy prepreg fabrics and unidirectional tapes. Airtech is a leading manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling...

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Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo reports €3.1 bn net sales in 2021

29th Mar 2022

Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo, a fibre-based solution provider, has reported a record high of €3.1 bn of net sales in 2021 for the reporting cycle from January 1 to December 31, 2021. Europe accounted for 45 per cent of its overall net sales followed by the US at 41 per cent and Asia at 14 per cent. The company also reported an EBITDA at €398 million.

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Canada’s Bast Fibre names James Posa as president & CEO

28th Mar 2022

Bast Fibre Technologies (BFT), a manufacturer of premium natural fibres, has named James Posa as president and chief executive officer. BFT co-founder and former CEO, Noel Hall, will now transition to executive chair focusing on the long-term strategic priorities for the company. Canada’s BFT is a triple-bottom-line cleantech fibre engineering firm.

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Aramco is set to develop refinery & petrochemical complex in China

18th Mar 2022

Aramco has announced that it is set to invest in the development of a major integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Northeast China. Huajin Aramco Petrochemical Company (HAPCO), a joint venture between Aramco, North Huajin chemical industries group corporation and Panjin Xincheng industrial group, will develop the liquids-to-chemicals complex.

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Borouge starts fifth polypropylene unit in UAE

4th Mar 2022

Borouge, a joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis, has announced the start-up of its new fifth polypropylene unit (PP5) in Ruwais, UAE. The new unit will contribute to boosting the UAE’s production of polypropylene to meet the growing global demand for manufactured products in the recyclable advanced packaging, infrastructure and other industrial...

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Japan’s Prime Polymer to suspend 1 polypropylene production line

2nd Mar 2022

Japanese manufacturer and distributor of chemical products Prime Polymer Co Ltd has decided to suspend operations of one polypropylene production line at its Anesaki Works, which is located at Ichihara city of Chiba Prefecture, in March 2023. The difference in the polypropylene production capacity will be 110K tons per year after the suspension.

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